Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tricholaba trifolii

Tricholaba trifolii Rübsaamen, 1917

on Trifolium


A lealet is folded over the midrib, and contains 1-2 yellow or pale orange larvae, that can jump. Pupation in the ground.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium medium, pratense, repens.


Tricholana trifolii: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)

Tricholaba trifolii: larva

anal segment (from Nijveldt, 1963a)


Tricholaba barnesi Milne, 1960.


This species mostly occurs as an inquiline with Dasineura trifolii, but also seems capable to induce galls autonomously. In the case of Dasineura the whole leaflet is galled and swollen, while in Tricholaba only the central part of the leaflet is weakly galled. The larva is pale orange-red; pupation in the soil.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014), Möhn (1955a), Nijveldt (1963a), Redfern & Shirley 2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsamen (1917a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a,b, 2005c, 2006a, 2009a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 25.xi.2020